The BBC play a 60 second countdown for the news, it’s played for various reasons, eg giving local news stations time to rap up what they are doing to then go to the national news station, etc...

But many news and weather forecasters are doing it from home these days so some have been a bit more adventurous.


This is what the BBC 60 second countdown sounds like.

A Welsh weather forecaster for BBC Wales called Owain Wyn Evans is also a well know drummer, and so played his part.

So many have done their own version with instruments of their choice.

But it’s not new for people to use the countdown for there own amusement.

Comedians have done sketchs and pieces to it.

Bill Bailey.

Bill Bailey having look at other news themes.

Even being used at a Vancouver Giants game. 

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